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Fruit plant CEO: Company could have done more amid outbreak

May. 28, 2020 11:22 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The CEO of a Vancouver, Washington, fruit processor connected to 85 coronavirus cases says his company could have done more to protect employees. Firestone Pacific Foods CEO Josh Hinerfeld said Wednesday the company began implementing new safety policies and educating employees...

Virus outbreak at unnamed business could disrupt reopening

May. 27, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Multnomah County said Wednesday that it hopes to begin reopening in about two weeks, but a mysterious coronavirus outbreak could hinder those plans. The Oregon Health Authority said Wednesday afternoon that it is working with county health authorities to investigate “an...

69 fruit plant employees, 15 close contacts test positive

May. 26, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The number of employees at a Vancouver, Washington, fruit processing facility who have tested positive for COVID-19 is now up to 69. Clark County Public Health said Tuesday that another 15 people identified as close contacts of those cases have also tested positive. KGW reported...

24 workers at Vancouver fruit plant have coronavirus

May. 22, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Two dozen employees at a Vancouver, Washington, food processing company have been sickened with the coronavirus, officials said. It may be the Portland area’s biggest workplace outbreak reported thus far, excluding the health care sector, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. ...

Man found guilty in 5-year-old child's death gets 40 years

May. 18, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing a 5-year-old child while babysitting her in Vancouver, Washington. Ryan Burge, 38, was sentenced Friday in Clark County Superior Court in Harley Anderson’s death, The Columbian reported. A jury in February convicted...

Inter Miami MLS soccer team goalkeeper Luis Robles practices at the team's training facility in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Four MLS teams allow individual workouts, more to follow

May. 6, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

Four Major League Soccer teams took the first small step toward returning to play Wednesday by allowing players to use team training fields for individual workouts. Sporting Kansas City, Atlanta United, Orlando City and Inter Miami let players in for vigorously controlled voluntary workouts on the first day...

Washington Republican asks feds to reopen wildlife refuges

May. 2, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state congresswoman says the federal government should reopen national wildlife refuges to the public. The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver reports that Republican U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler sent a letter to Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Director Robyn...

Man facing murder charge intended to ‘scare’ skateboarder

May. 1, 2020 9:37 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — An 18-year-old man facing a murder allegation for running over a skateboarder in Vancouver told police he didn’t mean to hit the man, court records say. He said he had intended to “scare him,” The Columbian reported. The victim, identified as 45-year-old...

Man fatally shot by police ID'd as Vancouver resident

Apr. 30, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A man Vancouver police shot to death this week has been identified as a 50-year-old resident of the southwest Washington city, authorities say. William E. Abbe died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office. The three officers who...

Driver, 18, arrested after skateboarder run over, killed

Apr. 30, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after he allegedly drove into a skateboarder in a Vancouver, Washington, parking lot Wednesday and killed him. Joshua Jones, 18, was booked in Clark County Jail on a second-degree murder charge, The Oregonian/OregonLive...